Getaway Brigade

This was originally going to be a post about all the different kinds of food I had in Salzburg, Austria during my study abroad program, but I found myself facing the prospect of writing a post with twenty photos. So we’re going to have two posts dedicated to the stuff I ate in Salzburg. You’re…

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium has always been one of my favorite places in the world. I loved going there as a kid—I had a nineties-licious multi-neon fish-shaped backpack and I remember strutting around the aquarium with my fish backpack feeling like a total boss. Sorry, that wasn’t really relevant to this post. I just wanted…

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Dragon in Yu Gardens

Our appreciation for a destination seems to increase with time. We rarely develop an immediate fondness with the same intensity of later memories while first experiencing some place new. Rather, we return with renewed excitement and an altered perspective that gradually morphs into an intense memory that fuels a seemingly ever increasing desire to return….

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Sometimes the whole concept of hotels just seems like a big rip-off. I mean, you have to spend money to go somewhere, and presumably you have to spend money while you’re there, and after that it just seems cruel that you have to pay even more money just to have a place to sleep. (This…

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Traveling with Coffee

Coffee. It’s the fuel of imaginations, the power source of innovation, and the drink that greets many of us each morn. For me, it’s the one comfort of home I simply cannot live without when I travel. No matter where I might be in the world, the aroma and taste of a well made cup…

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